Elizabeth is often seen as a daughter of Barbara Carlock, but based on the year of her birth as recorded in the censuses and the marriage record of William McBee to Barbara Van Bebber, she was the last child of his first wife [who perhaps died from complications of childbirth with Elizabeth]
Married Alfred Hopper, 24 Mar 1853, Claiborne Co. Hopper served in the Union Army, Co E, 6th TN Infantry, and died about four month after enlisting. FindAGrave has an entry for this man that is erroneous - it shows a death date in the 1880's which is not possible - he died 20 Jul 1862.
1860 Census. Tazewell, Claiborne Co TN, Hh 1480
She married a second time, as Elizabeth A. Hopper, to Seth Collins, 3 Apr 1864, Union Co, TN and they can be found in the 1870, 1880 Censuses in Laurel Co, KY. In 1900 they were in Union Co, TN. Elizabeth Collins was a widow in the 1910, Union Co, TN Census.
1870 Census. McHarque Voting Precinct, Laurel Co, KY, Hh 8
1880 Census. Dist 57, Laurel Co, KY, Hh 284
In 1890, Seth Collins was counted on the Veterans Schedule, living in Fords Ferry, Laurel Co, KY. He had served as a private in Co E, 6th Regt, Tenn Inf. Gave his date of enlistment as 10 Mar 1862; discharged on 3 April 1865. Her served 3 years, 23 days. Notes: P.O. is Lynn Camp. Disability incurred: shot through abdomen & arm
1900 Census. Civil Dist 10, Union Co, TN, Hh 197
1910 Census. Old Civil Dist 10/Civil Dist 6. Union Co, TN Hh 111
Based on the marriage to Collins, and dates from the Index to Pension Files, she may have filed on both husbands
Seth Collins served as a Private in the same company as had Alfred Hopper
Civil War Service Records, Footnote.com, show that Hopper & Collins served in the same unit and were mustered in on the same day.
Alfred Hopper's Muster-in Roll states he enlisted as a Pvt in Capt. Ausmus' Co, 6th Regt East Tenn, Infantry. He was age 28 and had enlisted on 6 Mar 1862 at Cumberland Ford for 3 years. He was mustered in at Williamsburg, KY on 22 Apr 1862. He died of disease on 20 July 1862 at Cumberland Gap.
Seth Collins, age 23 enlisted for three years at Cumberland ford, Ky, mustered in on 22 Apr 1862 as a Private in Capt. Ausmus' Co, 6 Regt. East Tennessee Infantry. A note on the Muster Card states that this Company became Company E. Wounded in action at Jenkens ____, near Chattanooga on 22 Sept 1863. A Muster Card for Nov & Dec of 1863 states that he has been absent on furlough since Oct 31, 1863 by order of Gen. Granger. [Sent home on account of wound.] In Mar & Apr of 1864, he was again present with his unit, but he left sick at Cleveland, TN on 4 May 1864. In Jan-Feb of 1865 he was noted as being sick in hospital at Knoxville. He was due $100 when mustered out at the expiration of his term of service.
John H. Collins, b. 25 Nov 1872, died 16 Jun 1944.
Military marker without dates:
Elizabeth Ann MCBEE and Alfred HOPPER were married on 24 March 1853 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Alfred HOPPER was born circa 1834. He served in the military from March 1862 to July 1862 at Co E, 6th TN Infantry, USA in Civil War. He died on 20 July 1862 at the age of 28 in Cumberland Gap, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
Elizabeth Ann MCBEE and Alfred HOPPER had the following children:
Elizabeth Ann MCBEE and Seth COLLINS were married on 3 April 1864 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Seth COLLINS was born circa 1839. He served in the military in 1862–1865 at Co E, 6th Regt, TN Infantry in Civil War. He died between 1900 and 1910 at the age of 61 in Union County, Tennessee.
Elizabeth Ann MCBEE and Seth COLLINS had the following children: